In 2008 my daughter’s father was taken into custody for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. I was 2 months pregnant at the time of his arrest. She was born without him and 6 months old before they finally met. He plead out in hopes of the 10 year mandatory minimum his lawyer suggested but received 24 1/2 years. He was never found with drugs on him but was sentenced with six other individuals. Sentences ranged 10 to 33 years depending on involvement and cooperation with the prosecution.
— Tiffany O.